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Oct 6, 2012 4:00pm PDT
, it was completed in the mid-1800s. a few years later, the cities of buda and pest were officially united, and for good measure, they threw in a third neighboring city -- obuda. it has been budapest ever since. some say the first king here was attila the hun, hence the name "hungary." others say the first king was actually st. stephen. there's a magnificent church built in his name. the funicular is a train that's more like an elevator. it travels up the steep castle hill. at the top is buda castle. for centuries, this is where the rulers of hungary lived. the city has seen some terrible times. the area has been conquered by the turks, retaken by the christians, then during world war ii, the germans occupied budapest. the nazis rounded up jews, sending them to extermination camps. but this man, swedish diplomat raoul wallenberg, saved thousands virtually single-handed. at great personal risk, he protected hungarian jews by issuing them swedish passports. that's why there are memorials to wallenberg throughout budapest. when troops from the soviet union arrived, the germans fled, but not b
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